Early summer sunshine
If you're looking for a traditional Tyrolean hotel with far-reaching views of the rolling mountains and some excellent facilities, you've found it.
The Tyrol has really good standards of comfort and cuisine so you're sure to be well looked after (look out for the weekly Prosecco breakfast). The wellness area with its sauna and steam room, relaxation area and fitness room (if you need more exercise!) are a welcome addition to ease tired muscles.
You're within walking distance of the village centre and the lifts and ski school meeting place are just a few minutes away on the free ski bus which stops outside.
Nearest lift: 1km
Tuition meeting point: 1.2km
Resort centre: 300m
Ski bus stop: Outside the hotel
Söll sits in a woody valley, one of many in the impressive 284km Ski Welt area in Austria. It's an impossibly pretty area with rolling mountains, snow clad trees and chocolate-box buildings. Head to the top of the distinctive dome-shaped peak of the Hohe Salve mountain for some uninterrupted views across the craggy Wilder Kaiser ridges.
Intermediates, in particular, will love Söll as there are some many cruising slopes with challenging sections. That's not to say that beginners are left out; the foot of the slopes in Söll is made for novices thanks to a huge expanse of wide open, gently sloping runs.
The village is very traditional with an onion-domed church and more chocolate-box buildings. Over 284km of pistes, 90 hi-speed lifts and 77 rustic Alpine huts and après bars (that's about one every 3km) are waiting for you in this picture postcard area.
The après here is really buzzing après and gets going from about 3pm. It's a great atmosphere with hi-enegry, fun Europop and plenty of dancing in ski boots!
Resort altitude: 703m
Skiing altitude: 620m to 1957m
Ski area size: 284km in the Ski Welt area
Number of runs: 279
Range of runs: 43% blue, 45% red and 12% black
Lifts: 20 magic carpets, 19 drags, 35 chairlifts and 16 cable cars
Night skiing: Yes (Wednesday to Saturday each week)
Cross country trails: 196km
Snowmaking: 1700 snow cannons covering 229km
Resort bus: Yes
You'll be spoilt with the half board here. There's a hot and cold buffet breakfast to start your day off on the right foot. Make the most of your day on the mountain and come back to a five-course evening meal with a choice of main including a salad buffet.
The hotel also lays on a weekly gala dinner and weekly starter and dessert buffet. Your Christmas and New Year Gala meals are also included.
Each of the 66 rooms is spacious, tastefully furnished in a modern Austrian style and have lots of natural light. Soak in the gorgeous views from your balcony each morning.
All rooms have Austrian twin beds and some have a sofa bed for a third person (for up to 17yrs only, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi and minisafe. The ensuite bathrooms come with a hairdryer, bath or shower and wc.
Official rating: ****
Bar and café
Free Wi-Fi throughout
Free use of sauna, steam room and fitness room
Massage and beauty treatments are available locally
Ski and board equipment storage
Departure airports: Gatwick, Manchester or Birmingham
Departure day: Saturday
Arrival airport: Salzburg
Flight duration: 2 hours to 2 hours 15 minutes
Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 minutes